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December 31, 1969

Wish I had some more documentation of this fun no-budget DIY installation piece I made in 2013 with Rachel Weil. A box of buttons, a loose lcd screen and a webcam stuffed in a plastic box in a small kiosk lets users play with live video print-club sticker-style. Installation was located at Austin’s Thinkery children’s science museum during one of their evening open house events for adults. The piece was part of a speculative tech history that Rachel and I imagined, wherein AppleTalk superceded TCP/IP as the worldwide networking protocol and HyperCard became the first web browser, resulting in 1-bit networked hypermedia before the world wide web. We made a few artifacts from this world, and I’d love to revisit it in the future.